A 10- day print art exhibition featuring works of noted Japanese artist Toshihiko Ikdeda is underway at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), in Segun Bagicha of the capital.
The solo exhibition titled "Line of Ages" is jointly hosted by Cosmos Atelier-71 studio and BSA.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General (DG) Liaquat Ali Lucky yesterday on the gallery premises. He wished that this relation will strengthen through increased cultural exchanges.
“Japan is really a good friend of Bangladesh. We have cultural relations,” Liaquat Ali Lucky said.
The BSA DG also mentioned Ikeda"s works were displayed in the 18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in 2018 and invited him to join the 19th edition slated for 2020.
Artist Toshihiko Ikeda expressed his gratitude for giving him the opportunity to connect with the people of Bangladesh.
Toshihiko Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1980. He completed his graduation from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and obtained Master"s degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2005. Currently he is working as a professional artist and educator at Art Village Shirakino, Minamishimabara-shi, Nagasaki, Japan and a part time lecturer at the department of printmaking in Nihon University.